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Riverbend's riverside, mountain view, hot mineral springs are just what you need for a quiet, relaxing retreat and a truly healing experience. Of all of the many hot springs in the southwest, Riverbend is truly unique.

The therapeutic benefits of our geothermal water have been known and used long before Geronimo and his Apache warriors left their weapons behind and spent the most peaceful time of their lives here as guests of Chief Victorio of the Warm Springs Apaches.

People continue to use our enchanted water to find relief from pain, to detoxify their bodies, and to melt away their stress. Come soak by the hour or stay the night and soak all day.

Riverbend Hot Springs offers the only open-air hot springs on the banks of the Rio Grande River, allowing our bathers to relax in our marvelous rock pools, while breathing fresh smoke-free air and enjoying the views of Turtleback mountain or our starry nights.

Our water has no sulfur smell, yet is some of the richest mineral water in the country. Check out the mineral content.

Gift Certificates


Rates are in US Dollars, are per person, and are subject to change without notice. All of these rates include taxes.


1 or 2 People Per Person Overnight Guests Reserveable?


Property Pass*
(1 hour access to Common Pools, Sauna, and Grounds)



Complimentary*** No.
First Come, First Served
    Deluxe Private Pool Soak*
(Entry Fee with a session up to 50 minutes)
$30 $15 for each addl person 33% off Yes.
Call or Book Now
    Classic Private Pool Soak**
(Entry Fee with a session up to 50 minutes)
  $15 33% off Yes.
Call or Book Now

* Children age 12 or over are allowed.
** Children age 3 or over are allowed in CIELO and TIERRA only and must be potty trained.
*** During pool hours (see below) until 10 AM of your checkout day.
- Extras like towel, robe & swim suit rentals and bottled water are available for rental.


Policies & More Info

• Common and Private Pools are available from 8 AM - 10 PM. The last soak starts at 9 PM.
• Overnight guests soak free in common pools during pool hours, until 10 AM of their checkout day
• Pools are emptied and closed from 10 PM to 8 AM
• Pools may be closed within the hours of 10 AM to 3 PM for cleaning (usually Thursdays, but could be any other day)
• All pool areas are designated WHISPER zones. Click here for all Pool Rules.
• Supervised children, age 12 and over are welcome in the common pools and grounds, plus all of the private pools. Supervised and potty-trained children, age 3 and over are welcome in two of the private pools (Cielo and Tierra)
• Small dogs (20 lbs or less, 2 dogs max) allowed near Common Pools in special "Canine Cabana" areas only.

Current Specials

Win a $200 Gift Certificate!

Announcing our last special of the year: Buy a $100 (or more) Gift Certificate (GC) via the link below by midnight of December 23rd 2018 and use Promo Code: GC10048018 to save $20 on that GC (limit one per person and online only). Plus, you will be entered into a random drawing to win a $200 GC!!! The winner will be announced sometime after 10am on 12/24/18. Use the link below for the promo code to be automatically entered for you and just make sure to enter at least $100 into the GC amount. The discount will show at checkout. Good luck and Happy Holidays!!


Official Rules: 1. This sweepstakes is sponsored by Riverbend Hot Springs "sponsor" only and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. 2. Sweeptakes entry period is from 3pm on 11/22/2018 to 12:00 am on 12/24/2018. 3. One winner will be randomly chosen based on a drawing using a numbered list of entrants and a winning number picked using random.org 4. To enter you can buy a $100 (or more) Gift Certificate (GC) via our website by 12 am of December 24th 2018 and use Promo Code: GC10048018 (limit one per person and online only). 5. No purchase necessary. Email: riverbendsprings@gmail.com with the subject "Sweepstakes" to be added to the drawing. Include your full name and contact info. The sweepstakes is open to legal residents of their respective countries where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid E-mail address prior to the beginning of the Contest Period. Riverbend has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant. 6. Prize is a digital Gift Certificate for the value of $200 to be used toward soaking or lodging at Riverbend Hot Springs with an expiration date of one year after activation. 7. Upon selecting the random winner, Riverbend will respond to the entrant's email address to announce their winning status 8. Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. More fine print: ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Sweepstakes, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor's control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise. INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT'S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES. This sweepstakes is sponsored by: Riverbend Hot Springs 100 Austin Truth or Consequences, NM 87901 Any questions regarding this sweepstakes should be directed to Riverbend Hot Springs at riverbendsprings@gmail.com Good luck!


Upcoming Specials

Coming soon!


Private Pools

Our private pools are perfect for those that would like more peaceful privacy. They are clothing optional and are walled on three sides but open to the riverside mountain view. They are available for rental by the public and are discounted for overnight guests. Rent them via 50 minute sessions that start at the top of every hour between 8AM and the last session of the night starts at 9 PM. Click the "Book Online" links below to book online.

About temperatures: The temperatures shown in the pictures below are averages for the majority of the year. Keep in mind these are natural springs and the temperatures of the pools may up to 3 degrees lower during the coldest times of the year.

Cancellation Policy

The cutoff date for cancellation depends on how many Pool Sessions you book. Each 50 minute session in each pool is 1 Pool Session (ie: 1 pool for 2 {50 minute} sessions in a row= 2 Pool Sessions and 2 pools for 3 {50 minute} sessions in a row= 6 Pool Sessions).

We require 24 hours notice to cancel or change your appointment if you have 1 or 2 Pool Sessions. We require 7 days notice to cancel or change your appointment if you have 3-5 Pool Sessions. We require 30 days notice to cancel or change your appointment if you have 6 or more Pool Sessions. Cancellations or changes (move or shorten) to your appointment with less notice than those specified periods will result in credit card charges of $30 per Pool Session. No Shows will of course be charged as well. No exceptions.

We reserve the option to charge your Credit Card for your appointment at or after the cancellation cutoff date to assure payment for your appointment and to expedite registration during peak times. Appointments with declined Credit Cards will be cancelled unless another form of payment has been pre-determined.

Deluxe Private Pools

Our new Deluxe Pools all combine the comfort and unique shapes of fiberglass pools with the beautiful design and breathtaking views that Riverbend has been known for. All Deluxe Pools feature ceiling fans, misters (in the Summer months), a cold overhead shower, and riverside curtains.. Two chaise loungers are provided for cooling off and relaxing in each pool enclosure but all of the pools are large enough for groups up to at least 4 people (Navajo and Apache can easily fit 6). Larger parties can be booked via phone. Children ages 12 and up are welcome (same price as adult). No pets allowed in Deluxe Pool enclosures. All pool areas at Riverbend are designated Whisper Zones.




Classic Private Pools

Our Classic Pools offer a more rustic, yet natural feeling soak. They are constructed of concrete, stone and tile and offer a bit more variation in temperature than our Deluxe Pools. Each features an overhead cold shower, misters (in the Summer months), riverside curtains, and either 2 chaise loungers or benches with pillows (Rio). The Classic Pools are all great for singles or couples, but you could fit up to 4 guests in Cielo and Tierra. Both Cielo and Tierra are also dog friendly (if they don't bark and are leashed on deck) and we also allow younger children (potty trained and ages 3 and up) in those 2 pools. All pool areas at Riverbend are designated Whisper Zones.





Common Pools

The comon pools consist of five pools that cascade from one to another, creating a different temperature in each one. Temperatures usually range from around 100-108 degrees. They are situated around a shaded river deck and include a cold shower for cooling off, as well as our large shaded patio with chaise loungers, mist fans (in the summer), dining tables and chairs, and our barrel sauna. Our river pier offers the most amazing vistas and has become THE place to read, birdwatch, or even get married! The cold and clear Rio Grande River is also accessible for swimming at your own risk (closed when the river levels are fluctuating). Riverbend’s common pools are loved for the communal aspect of meeting people from all over the world. The common pools are available via a one hour Property Pass. Or, if you stay the night in one of our overnight accommodations, they are included. We do not reserve space in the common pools and there is limited space availability.

Our hottest three pools are nicknamed The Hot Minnow Baths, because they have a unique history. Until 1990, Riverbend was a riverside bait shop that was built over 70 years ago by the Pierce family. Riverbend’s owners purchased the bait shop in 1988, made a colossal leap and converted their family run bait shop to a hot springs in early 1990. Though they have been reformatted and covered in stone, the three upper pools were once the original tanks that housed minnows, water dogs, craw dads, and other live bait. The surrounding bath house is the original bait shop, minus one wall. A sign above the pools pays homage to the bath house’s interesting story

In the last decade we have added two stone pools. They are milder in temperature (between 100-104) and are the perfect choices for a longer, detoxifying soak. They are literally a few feet from the river's edge and are the premier spot for enjoying the view of Turtleback Mountain and the abundant wildlife, or, for enjoying a relaxing soak under the starry night sky.




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